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Author Topic: First Lab test after starting treatment  (Read 2598 times)

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Offline +/-

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First Lab test after starting treatment
« on: August 27, 2011, 02:04:35 am »
Dear All,

Just got my first lab results last week. I have been on treatment since April 2011. These are my numbers:-

CD4 from 251 to 355
Viral load from 29,000 to 426

Is this a good sign?

Looking forward for your replies.

Thanks in advance!

Offline spacebarsux

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Re: First Lab test after starting treatment
« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2011, 03:00:05 am »
Yeah, that's great. Congrats!  :)
Infected-  2005 or early 2006; Diagnosed- Jan 28th, 2011; Feb '11- CD4 754 @34%, VL- 39K; July '11- CD4 907@26%,  VL-81K; Feb '12- CD4 713 @31%, VL- 41K, Nov '12- CD4- 827@31%

Offline socalpoz

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Re: First Lab test after starting treatment
« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2011, 07:03:17 am »
Very GOOD SIGN!, Congrats!
Diagnosed Jan. 22, 2011
feb/11 cd4 547, cd4% 37, vl 527
mar/11 cd4 650, cd4% 37, vl 97
may/11 cd4 698, cd4% 37, vl 303
jul/11 cd4 744, cd4% 39, vl 239
aug/12 cd4 675, cd4% 39, Vl 42
Jun/13 cd4 594, cd4% 38, Vl 1860
Jul/3/13 started Stribild
Aug/13 cd4 758 cd4% 43, vl ??

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Re: First Lab test after starting treatment
« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2011, 07:52:58 am »
Your CD4 count has increased by +41% and your VL has decreased by 2.2 log10.
Both changes are considered as significants (as resp. >+/-30% and >+/-0.5 log10).
Congrats man!
« Last Edit: August 27, 2011, 08:03:13 am by John2038 »

Offline Since2005

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Re: First Lab test after starting treatment
« Reply #4 on: August 27, 2011, 09:12:03 pm »
Good med stat! Thanks for sharing. I am also waiting for mine:).  The decrease is very good on viral load and good increase on CD4 count. Congrates! Do you  mind sharing what meds you are on?

« Last Edit: August 29, 2011, 12:17:42 pm by Since2005 »

Offline +/-

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Re: First Lab test after starting treatment
« Reply #5 on: August 28, 2011, 01:24:32 am »
Hi all,

Thanks for the replies!

Since2005: I'm on Combivir and Sustiva - Combivir, twice daily and Sustive, once daily.


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